There’s no question that Belize is an active traveler’s paradise. The snorkeling and hiking alone are worth the visit. Add some of the planet’s most striking ruins and rainforests filled with wildlife, and you have one of the world’s great adventure spots. But Belize poses a problem for the traveler seeking authenticity. It can be hard to avoid resort hotels and commercialized bus-tour day trips. Through our nearly three decades of experience in Belize, however, Nat Hab has created the quintessential small-scale journey—remote locales, pristine habitat, personalized interpretation and care from our expert guide.
- A Small Group Allows Intimate Nature Encounters
With just 10 participants accompanied by our professional Expedition Leader, there won’t be any one-size-fits-all activities. Your experience of Belize is individually tailored and personalized. And because our group is so small, we can get into places and take part in activities that larger groups (including the cruise-ship crowds we’d like to avoid) can’t access or take advantage of.
- Explore ATM Cave with a Private Local Guide
One of the most astonishing sites in Belize is Actun Tunichil Muknal (ATM) Cave. But most visitors miss this remarkable archeological site, and nearly all who do make a visit see it on a cursory level. We, on the other hand, explore in the company of our own Expedition Leader as well as a specially certified ATM guide who gives us an exclusive “backstage” tour of this stunning maze of Mayan burial chambers.
- Stay on a Private Island on Belize’s Barrier Reef
In our quest for authenticity, we enjoy a stay on a private island—tiny Billy Hawk Caye, just 1.2-acres and completely undeveloped. A local family hosts us, providing a genuine, personalized Belizean experience reserved exclusively for Nat Hab travelers. From our island base, we paddle and snorkel over the barrier reef under the care of our Expedition Leader and knowledgeable local guides.
- From Fishing Camp to Eco-Resort, Our Lodgings Provide a Cultural Immersion
No standardized accommodations for us: each place we stay offers atmosphere and insight into the real Belize. From an ecolodge surrounded by tropical gardens and colorful birds to a fishing camp run by a local family on a barrier reef islet, our lodgings are selected for their authenticity, proximity to nature and opportunities for active exploration. They may be simple and quaint, but all are comfortable and offer the ultimate in location.
- Travel with a First-Rate Belizean Naturalist Guide
Natural Habitat Adventures has a well-deserved international reputation for employing the highest-quality Expedition Leaders in the industry. This adventure is no exception. Our native Belizean guides are the finest naturalists in the country. Industry veterans, our guides average more than a decade of experience leading natural history tours. Their passion for Mayan culture and knowledge of local flora and fauna is unparalleled. See Expedition Leader bios with traveler comments regarding the quality of our leaders.
Our Quality Guarantee Ensures an Outstanding Belize Multisport Adventure
With Natural Habitat Adventures, you receive our exclusive guarantee that clearly states that we will meet the high expectations we set forth in our promotional materials. To our knowledge, this is the most ambitious guarantee made by any adventure travel company. Read our important promise.
Feel Good About the Way You Travel
We all care about the planet, and you can travel with us knowing that the emissions from your trip are 100 percent carbon-offset. Natural Habitat Adventures is the world’s first carbon-neutral travel company, a feature that is especially critical when considering that polar bears are under substantial threat from our planet’s warming temperatures.
Natural Habitat Adventures Is World Wildlife Fund’s Travel Partner
Because of our commitment to environmentally friendly travel, as well as the exceptional quality of our small-group nature adventures, World Wildlife Fund, the world’s leading environmental conservation organization, has named Natural Habitat its worldwide travel partner — a designation that makes us exceedingly proud!
Longitude Books has created a custom comprehensive listing of Belize: Multi-Sport Adventure travel books
for this trip.